Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Summarise your knowledge of Richard III in relation to
these two proverbs.
In Richard III, Shakespeare gives us a man intent on
villainy in order to acquire power. He is immediately
successful at gaining allies who are of his calibre and
persuasion. However, as the success raises his status,
Richard finds himself caught in a world where he is fearful
of challenge and must resort to execution to secure his
position in his own mind. He therefore becomes isolated
from his former ally, Buckingham and doomed to the
fortune of other Machiavellian villains.
Act IV scene ii
In this extract, how is the theme of power and
Coherent analysis of the text in relation to the question.
Appreciation of the effects of features of language in both extracts.
Creates a well-developed argument with comments and precisely
selected references to the text integrated appropriately.